The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in support of Palestinian self-determination.

The resolution was passed by 168 votes in favor, 5 against, and 10 abstentions.

Riyad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates thanked the countries that voted in favor of the draft resolution which affirms the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

He called on the international system to find mechanisms to implement its obligations and resolutions to safeguard the rights of all peoples in the interest of maintaining international peace and security.

Malki called on the member states of the United Nations to shoulder their responsibilities to protect the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and to take practical measures against the Israeli occupation and those rogue states that encourage its violations and crimes.

He said the positions of the countries that vote against the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination are far from legal principles, considering them a partner in Israel’s crime of colonialism and other crimes against humanity.